Monday Miscellanea

St James's Palace wall furniture

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday10 February 1840: Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert at St James’s Palace.
  • Tuesday11 February 1826: The University of London is founded. It would later be known as University College London (or UCL).
  • Wednesday12 February 1554: Lady Jane Grey and her husband Lord Guildford Dudley are executed at the Tower of London.
  • Thursday13 February 1247: A major earthquake causes considerable damage to London. Curiously, it is reported that the quake was preceded for three months by a complete absence of tidal activity at the coast.
  • Friday14 February 1905: The Great Northern & City Railway is opened, connecting Moorgate, Highbury and Finsbury Park stations. It would later become the Northern City Line (once operated as a disconnected part of the Northern Line; but now part of the National Rail network).

London Quote Of The Week

As to London we must console ourselves with the thought that if life outside is less poetic than it was in the days of old, inwardly its poetry is much deeper.

Goldwin Smith

Photo by Terry Moran via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

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